Humanitarian responses to mass violence perpetrated against vulnerable populations. Commentary.
This multidisciplinary review links three areas of legitimate inquiry for practitioners of medicine and public health.
The first is occurrences of mass violence or genocide perpetrated against vulnerable populations, with a focus on the failure of national and international mechanisms to prevent or predict such violence.
The second is evolving concepts of national sovereignty and an emerging framework in which the imperative to assist vulnerable populations supersedes a state's right to self determination.
The last is how medical, public health, and other systems of surveillance and rapid assessment ofmass violence can accelerate public awareness and facilitate structured, consistent political decision making to prevent mass violence and to provide international humanitarian assistance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Prévention, Traitement, Homme, Violence, Vulnérabilité, Comportement de groupe, Etude longitudinale, Humanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Prevention, Treatment, Human, Violence, Vulnerability, Group behavior, Follow up study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0584157
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 01/03/1996.